The ninety foot, three deck ferry, Thomas Laighton runs between Portsmouth, NH and the Isle of Shoals and surrounding areas. She’s currently undergoing maintenance at the Gloucester Marine Railways. For more info visit http://www.islesofshoals.com
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The Thomas Laighton was on the rails the other day and I was fortunate to be around to take this shot. She’s owned by the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company out of Portsmouth, NH. Apparently she is a replica of a victorian steamship and is named after the Thomas Laighton, a native of Portsmouth who was known as a politician, writer and businessman who left it all behind to live on the Isle of Shoals, first as the lighthouse keeper on White Island, then as a hotelier and land owner having bought up the other islands: Hog, Smuttynose and Cedar, and is remembered as the the ‘King’ of the Isles.